12.27.14

Bring This Dish To New Years Eve To Start The Year With More Friends

Sweet Potato, Black Bean, Avocado, Mango Bowl

This bowl delivers just what everyone wants after a month full of stuffing, fudge, turkey, and pie–an explosion of taste not involving sugar or butter. It’s quick, incredibly nutrient-rich, and full of the slow-digesting, fiber-rich carbs. Perfect for a New Years Eve party or family get-together, try out this recipe from The Engine 2 Diet.

Ingredients:

1 large cooked sweet potato, skin removed, cut into cubes
2 mangoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Balsamic vinegar to taste

Steps:

– Warm sweet potatoes in microwave if using chilled leftovers.
– Place generous portion of sweet potatoes into large serving bowl.
– Top with mangoes, bell pepper, black beans, avocado, cilantro and any other plant-strong toppings you desire.
– Drizzle with lime juice and vinegar, stir gently, and serve.

Recipe and photo adapted from Rip’s Sweet Potato Bowl in The Engine 2 Diet. We love these guys. Please read the book and check out their site!

BLOOD SUGAR TIP: Look for a quick uptick in glucose right after consumption from the mangoes. Then manage any potential highs over the next couple of hours due to the slow digesting carbs from the black beans and sweet potatoes. If a pumper, this is the perfect time for a Dual Wave bolus.

Former co-founder of DiabetesDailyGrind, Ryan's mission is to motivate others with diabetes to live their own authentic life. Most days, when not in the hospital during his medical residency, you can find him on the bike, surfboard, or yoga mat. He believes in the power of clean eating, and loves his Dexcom.

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